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Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu
Born: Feb 26, 1971 in Dallas, TX
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Genre: R&B, Rap
Biography: She grew up listening to '70s soul and '80s hip-hop, but Erykah Badu drew more comparisons to Billie Holiday upon her breakout in 1997, after the release of her first album, Baduizm. The grooves and production on the album are bass-heavy R&B, but Badu's languorous, occasionally tortured vocals and delicate ...Read full biography
Released: 1997
Label: Universal Records
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Two years after D'Angelo brought the organic sound and emotional passion of R&B to the hip-hop world with 1995's Brown Sugar, Erykah Badu's debut performed a similar feat. While D'Angelo looked back to ...Read full review
New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War
Released: 2008
Label: Universal Distribution
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Downplayed and practically disregarded as it was, 2003's Worldwide Underground was an excellent and brave follow-up to 2000's Mama's Gun. Erykah Badu concedes she had nothing to say at the time -- the ...Read full review
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